Luke Southwood

Luke Kevin Southwood (born 6 December 1997) is an English professional footballer who plays for Hamilton Academical, on loan from Reading, as a Goalkeeper.

Luke Southwood
Personal information
Full name Luke Kevin Southwood[1]
Date of birth (1997-12-06) 6 December 1997[2]
Place of birth Oxford, England
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Hamilton Academical
(on loan from Reading)
Number 31
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2015– Reading 0 (0)
2017–2018Bath City (loan) 42 (0)
2018–2019Eastleigh (loan) 22 (0)
2019–Hamilton Academical (loan) 2 (0)
National team
2016 England U19 1
2016–2017 England U20 5 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17:58, 30 November 2019 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 11:16, 13 August 2019 (UTC)



On 11 May 2018, Reading announced that they had offered a new contract to Luke Southwood,[3] with a new two-year contract being confirmed as signed on 2 July 2018.[4]


On 4 August 2017, Southwood Bath City on a six-month loan deal,[5] which was extended until the end of the season on 3 January 2018.[6] He was awarded player of the season after an outstanding year.

On 24 December 2018, Southwood joined Eastleigh on an initial one-month loan deal, with the loan being extended until the end of the season on 24 January 2019.[7] Eastleigh managed to get to the semi finals of the National League play-offs with Southwood playing a key part in that, also getting player of the month in April.

On 1 August 2019, Southwood joined to Hamilton Academical on loan until 5 January 2020.[8]


Southwood made his debut for the England under-19 team, play the first 45minutes in a 1-0 defeat to Mexico in June 2016.[9]

Southwood was selected for the England under-20 team in the 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup and was an unused substitute in the final where England beat Venezuela 1–0.[10]

Career statistics


As of match played 30 November 2019[2]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League National Cup League Cup Continental Other Total
Reading 2015–16 EFL Championship 00000000
2016–17 00000000
2017–18 00000000
2018–19 00000000
2019–20 00000000
Total 000000000000
Bath City (loan) 2017–18 National League South 4202010450
Eastleigh (loan) 2018–19 National League 22000220
Hamilton Academical (loan) 2019–20 Scottish Premiership 2000002040
Career total 66020000030710


England U20


  1. "EFL Released and Retained List 2016–17" (PDF). English Football League. Retrieved 13 August 2019.
  2. Luke Southwood at Soccerway. Retrieved 13 August 2019.
  3. "Anssi set to stay and contracts offered to young blood". Reading F.C. 11 May 2018. Retrieved 11 May 2018.
  4. "Seven players sign first pro deals with Reading". Reading F.C. 2 July 2018. Retrieved 2 July 2018.
  5. "Owers adds final pieces on season eve". Bath City. 4 August 2017. Archived from the original on 5 August 2017. Retrieved 5 August 2017.
  6. "Bath City secure World Cup winner and Reading goalkeeper Luke Southwood until the end of the season". The Non League Football Paper. 4 January 2018. Retrieved 13 August 2019.
  7. "Eastleigh Football Club is delighted to announce that Luke Southwood has had his loan extended until the end of the season". Eastleigh F.C. 24 January 2019. Retrieved 24 January 2019.
  8. "Southwood seals loan switch to Scotland". Reading F.C. 1 August 2019. Retrieved 1 August 2019.
  9. "Southwood makes Young Lions bow in Mexico". Reading F.C. 7 June 2016. Retrieved 13 August 2019.
  10. "Under-20 World Cup: England beat Venezuela in final". BBC Sport. 11 June 2017.

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